Blachly-Lane County Electric Co-op

In 1934, one of the first people's utility districts in Oregon was formed, Lake Creek Public Utility District. But before the state and federal governments acted on the application, the Rural Electrification Act was passed and members of the Lake Creek PUD voted to go with the Rural Electrification Administration (REA). On April 28, 1937, Articles of Incorporation were filed in Salem and Blachly-Lane County Cooperative Electric Association came into existence. Blachly-Lane became the first REA-financed cooperative to operate in Oregon.

Sponsored Projects:

Blachly-Lane County Electric Association

Location:
Eugene, OR
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
6.00 - kilowatts

In 2009, Blachly-Lane County Cooperative Electric Association (Blachly-Lane) installed a 6-kilowatt, ground-mounted photovoltaic (PV) system onto its offices. The location has an unobstructed view to the south and provides optimum solar exposure. Joining forces with BEF for project funding and design enabled Blachly-Lane to install the system in a highly-visible, central location that is optimum for energy production as well as public engagement and education.

Energy monitoring services and hardware provided to the Association by the Solar 4R School program effectively transformed... Read full project narrative >>

Elmira High School

Location:
Elmira, OR
Grade Level:
9th
Technology Type:
PV System Size:
6.00 - kilowatts

Blachly-Lane County Electric Association installed 6-kilowatt ground-mounted photovoltaic (PV) system at their offices in 2009 (see their project page here). A touchscreen kiosk located within the Blachly-Lane facility helps engage visiting school groups and community members in their commitment to clean energy. Users can interactive with live energy generation data and compare it to... Read full project narrative >>

Fern Ridge Middle School

Location:
Elmira, OR
Grade Level:
6th
7th
8th

After installing a 5.61-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system at its nearby facility, Blachly-Lane Electric Cooperative wished to leverage the system's educational value by supporting several Solar 4R Schools™ Renewable Classroom projects for neighboring schools.

Renewable Classroom projects are designed to build a dedicated community of renewable energy educators within a single school or district, led by a designated “Teacher Champion.” Thanks to the support of Blachly-Lane, Fern Ridge Middle School in Elmira, Oregon received a Renewable Classroom project from Solar 4R Schools™ in... Read full project narrative >>

Mapleton High School

Location:
Mapleton, OR
Grade Level:
9th

Renewable Classroom projects are designed to build a dedicated community of renewable energy educators within a single school or district, led by a designated "Teacher Champion." 

Thanks to the generous support of Blachly-Lane Electric Cooperative, Mapleton High School in Mapleton, Oregon joined the Solar 4R Schools program as part of the 5.61-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system installation at the utility. Educators within Mapleton High School received a customized renewable energy teacher training, hands-on science kit materials to augment the school's existing curricula, and... Read full project narrative >>

Triangle Lake Charter School

Location:
Blachly, OR
Grade Level:
K
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th

Blachly-Lane Electric Cooperative installed a 5.61-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system onto at their facility in Blachly, Oregon. In 2009, their commitment was further expanded when Triangle Lake joined the Solar 4R Schools program as a Renewable Classroom project.

Renewable Classroom projects are designed to build a dedicated community of renewable energy educators within a single school or district, led by a designated “Teacher Champion.” Educators within Triangle Lake School in Blachly, Oregon received a customized renewable energy teacher training, hands-on science kit... Read full project narrative >>